General Carl E. Mundy Commandant of the Marine Corps
July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1995
Carl Epting Mundy, Jr. (born July 16, 1935) was the thirtieth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1, 1991 until his retirement on June 30, 1995. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he currently serves on the boards of directors of Schering-Plough and General Dynamics.
Marine Corps service
General Mundy enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and enrolled in the Platoon Leaders Class Program in December 1953. He served in the 38th Special Infantry Company, Montgomery, Alabama, and rose to the grade of sergeant. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1957, following graduation from Auburn University.
His early assignments included service in the 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa (CV-40)Template:WP Ships USS instances and the cruiser USS Little Rock (CG-4)Template:WP Ships USS instances; instructor at the The Basic School; and as Officer Selection Officer, Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1966-67, Mundy served in Vietnam as operations and executive officer of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, and as an intelligence officer in the Headquarters, III Marine Amphibious Force.
After Vietnam, his principal assignments were:
Aide de Camp to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Inspector Instructor, 4th Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Miami, Florida
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Plans Officer, Headquarters Marine Corps
Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, 2nd Marine Division
Chief of Staff, Sixth Marine Amphibious Brigade
Commanding Officer, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, and 36th and 38th Marine Amphibious Units
Following advancement to Brigadier General in April 1982, Mundy's assignments were:
Director of Personnel Procurement, Headquarters Marine Corps
Commanding General, Landing Force Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Commanding General, 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade
Advanced to major general in April 1986
Director of Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps
Advanced to lieutenant general in March 1988
Deputy Chief of Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps Operations Deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Commanding General of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, the II Marine Expeditionary Force, the Allied Command Atlantic Marine Striking Force, and designated to command Fleet Marine Forces which might be employed in Europe
Promoted to general on July 1, 1991
Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1995
General Mundy is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but spent his formative years in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama. He graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College.